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Fall 2017 Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series

The Office for Diversity and the Academic Affairs Climate and Diversity Committee (AACDC) announce a series of campus sessions that were featured at the 2017 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in American Higher Education Conference held recently in Fort Worth, Texas. We will feature the following NCORE sessions over the next couple of months. Registration is currently available for all of the sessions in the series. Use the links provided to register or contact Deyanira Ely at (979) 458-2905, or by email, This is a brown bag series, so bring your lunch for sessions during the day. Refreshments will be provided at the sessions.  

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) attracts over 3,000 participants, representing more than 1,000 higher education institutions from across the nation, and serves as a catalyst for promoting equity and human rights through education, research, advocacy, and collaboration for universities and society at large to ensure opportunities for all. At NCORE 2017, over 120 Texas A&M student leaders, faculty, and administrators attended sessions with several leading conference sessions and poster sessions. Several of these issues relate to ongoing campus efforts of our University Diversity Plan goals of accountability, climate, and equity.

10/26/17 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Rudder 410 | REGISTRATION

"We're change agents": Understanding the Need for Peer to Peer Diversity Education at a Predominately White Institution

Tonya Driver, PhD, Director of Multicultural Services, Dept. of Multicultural Services

Dear Aunaetitrakul, MS, Diversity Education Specialist, Dept. of Multicultural Services

The presenters will discuss the reinvigoration of the Aggies to Aggies (A2A) peer diversity education program, provide historical context and impact of the workshops on campus. The presenters will provide historical context and analyze the impact of A2A five standard diversity workshops on campus climate and inclusion. During the session, presenters and participants will engage in a conversation on challenges of peer diversity education at predominately white institutions and identify best strategies on how to empower peer diversity educators in facilitating difficult dialogues in the post-Obama presidency era.

Updated 09/21/17